Relying on God During My Sorrow – Pastor 2 Update September 2023

Thank you, prayer partners and financial supporters, for your continued prayers and support. I want to apologize for not connecting with you for so long. I was going through emotional pain. My younger sister, who was next to me, hanged herself to death. I was so close to her. This was a big shock for me and for my parents as well. Because of the sorrow, my parents became ill. My father (right) is still undergoing medical treatment. It was not easy for me to teach and preach the Word to the believers, when I myself was broken in my heart. Thanks be to God who has helped me to overcome this sorrow and take care of my parents.

Since my parents are not well, I have to take over all the family responsibilities. I am doing the farming since it is the rainy season (the time we grow rice).

The church members are doing well. Some church members are the only believers from their family. They are being pressured by their family members to not attend Sunday services. One of these is S*. He has stopped coming to church on Sundays, but goes with me to visit other believers’ families during the middle of the week. I am also evangelizing a family. None of them have yet put their faith in Jesus.

Prayer Requests:

  1. Please pray for my parents to be healed.
  2. Please pray for S* to stand firm in his faith and that his family members would also be saved.
  3. Please pray that the Holy Spirit will help the family I am witnessing to trust Jesus for their salvation.
  4. Please pray for me to grow in the Lord and do the ministry with the power of the Holy Spirit.

Co-workers in Christ,

Pastor 2*

*Names and Faces have been changed or omitted for security reasons.